Giovanni Maria Viani

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Giovanni Maria Viani (1636–1700) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active in Bologna.

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Along with Lorenzo Pasinelli, he trained under Flaminio Torre. Among Giovanni's pupils was his son, Domenico (1668–1711), Giovanni Girolamo Bonesi, and Odoardo Perini. Another pupil was Pier Francesco Cavazza.[1] He directed a school at Bologna rivaling that of Carlo Cignani. He painted many pictures for the public buildings of Bologna, among them an Annunciation in San Giuseppe (Sposo) ; and at the Basilica of the Servi, he painted a Glory of St Filippo Benizi and the Coronation of the Virgin.

Among his etchings are:

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